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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts)

1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada
+1 514-285-2000
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Founded in 1860 as the Art Association of Montreal by a group of Montreal art collectors and patrons, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) was one of the first museums in North America to build up an encyclopedic collection worthy of the name. It now numbers over 41,000 works from Antiquity to today, making it unique in Canada. It comprises paintings, sculptures, graphic arts, photographs and decorative art objects displayed in four pavilions: the Jean-Noel Desmarais Pavilion (international art), the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion (world cultures), the Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion (decorative arts and design) and the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion (Quebec and Canadian art). The latter, which was inaugurated in September 2011, includes a 444-seat concert hall - Bourgie Hall - featuring an important group of Tiffany stained glass windows. A fifth wing, the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace devoted to international art and education, will open in late 2016 to launch Montreal's 375th anniversary celebrations.
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1380 Sherbrooke W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1J5, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
+1 514-285-2000
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Reviewed yesterday

I have to admit my husband is not a museum goer and we came here to photograph all the great art outside. Then we walked several blocks and too pictures of all the free eye-popping art that is in the downtown area. Must see it...More

Thank Conrad C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing led workshops on the weekends that are fun for all ages. And the permanent collection is extensive and free. We love going to the museum on weekends. The restaurant is great - but maybe not with kids - but the cafeteria is a bit...More

Thank Tasha L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoy visiting art galleries and certainly enjoyed our visit here. A new exhibition was starting - the Western (in art and film) - but having seen this recently at the Denver Art Gallery we gave it a miss. The permanent exhibition is comprehensive, with...More

Thank Bartonbears
Reviewed yesterday

Great location, easily identifiable but a pretty hefty entrance tag or is it just me that thinks $23 for an adult is a bit steep for a public museum? Lots of variety, lot of space, some beautiful pieces on display. Give yourself 3 hours and...More

Thank UrbanTraveller F
Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the gems of Montreal. Truly a beautiful Musee with lots to see. Allow a full day to see the many buildings and exhibits.

Thank Lori P
Reviewed 2 days ago

I only give 4 stars since I did not take in the full experience of the Fine Art Museum. This place consists of several building, I only visit a portion of one building. My visit was a last minute decision. I took advantage of half...More

Thank L P
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you love art, then this is a great place to visit. If you find art tolerable a few times a year, use up one of those times on a trip here. If you hate art, well try to change your attitude by making a...More

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 2 days ago

They have permanent and occasional expo. Preview one hour for each floor. Try to avoid Museum Day (end of May) when is really crowdly.

Thank Christian H
Reviewed 2 days ago

I specifically wanted to see the Jean Paul Gautier wedding dress exhibit. It was smaller than I had expected. Some of the garments were displayed so that you could walk completely around them and have a good look at the details. Others were displayed on...More

Thank Susan7
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were so lucky to be present for the opening of Le Western! and to visit a small portion of the rest of the museum. We could have been here for a month and not seen it all! A very fine art museum!

Thank Anna M
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Felicia W
9 August 2017|
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Response from sreiter2017 | Reviewed this property |
I would plan about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Joan E
24 July 2017|
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Response from susan s | Reviewed this property |
Am not sure, but do call the museum. They were very nice and helpful in answering all of our questions.
Emil H
20 July 2017|
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Response from Edneyelias J | Reviewed this property |
Around $15 or $20 Canadian dollars of course depends what and how much you want to see...but it worth it